Warren Selection Sparks Outrage


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The announcement that Rick Warren, pastor of Southern California’s Saddleback Megachurch, was chosen to give the invocation at Barrack Obama’s inauguration has sparked outrage among the gay community. And with good reason.

Warren helped lead the fight for Proposition 8, which stripped us of our right to marry. Even more upsetting, in a recent interview, Warren said that legalizing gay marriage is akin to legalizing incest and pedophilia.

These kind of comments are small-minded, bigoted and hateful, and the rhetoric has no place in Obama’s progressive administration—an administration that we helped usher in.

While Warren is touted as a moderate and known for reaching across party and religious lines, his stance on gay rights is in direct opposition to the ideals of an Obama White House.

As politically active gay citizens, we must call on Obama to rescind his invitation to Pastor Warren.  If we are to truly believe that change has come to the white house, we must see it on the first day.

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